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VOL. 123 | NO. 34 | Tuesday, February 19, 2008


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The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in the Steamboat Room of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet will be provided for $18. Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will give his annual State of the County address. Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

The Memphis Chapter of Financial Executives International will hold its monthly dinner today beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Reservations are required. For more information, contact thomas Branyon at 433-8074 or thomas.branyon@bankofamerica.com.

A Shelby County Charter Amendments public hearing will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at Bishop Byrne High School, 1475 E. Shelby Drive. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its monthly luncheon Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. David Yawn, assistant publisher and executive editor for The Daily News, will present "Better Prospecting through Localized Data Mining." The event is free for members and $25 for nonmembers, including lunch. Reservations can be made online at www.sms-midsouth.org, or by calling 937-5532.

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education course Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. The title is "Contempt of Court" and the course is worth two hours' general CLE credit. For more information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

The Performance Excellence Association of the Mid-South (PerfX)
will hold a luncheon Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Training Auditorium in the Peggy Edmiston Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Kathi L. Clark, managing director of national sort operations at FedEx, will present "What's Wrong with Quality in America?" Lunch is $7 for PerfX members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Harriet Browning at 831-0230 or hjbrowning@comcast.net.

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon will be held Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club. Dave Klevan of Corporate Benefit Management Group, Al Fowler of Fowler Insurance & Employee Benefits and Mike Simpson of Mike Simpson & Associates will present "The Health of Healthcare in 2008." To make reservations, call 755-1200.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free panel discussion, "Black Professionals in Health Care and Professional/Graduate Education," Thursday at noon in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. For more information, call Michael Alston at 448-2112.

The Shelby County Beer Board will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the fourth-floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

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